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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 08, 2011 0 comments
Apple has a new trick, one all but overlooked in its recent announcement of the second-generation iPad. Devices running iOS 4.3 now do Home Sharing of iTunes 10.2 library content via wi-fi.

So if you have an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch running iOS 4.3, you can stream movies, music, and other stuff from your PC or Mac running iTunes 10.2. This does not include the streaming and transfer of movie rentals.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 30, 2011 1 comments
Netflix recently announced it would start investing in original programming. Now producers who license their content to Netflix are retaliating against a partner that they increasingly see as a competitor.

Both Showtime and Starz have announced that they will withhold shows from Netflix.

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Michael Berk Posted: Apr 14, 2011 0 comments

It's no secret that there's a connection between progressive rock and Star Trek fandom - but who woulda thunk it ran so deep?

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Posted: Sep 24, 2000 0 comments

If the first week of Olympic Games coverage is any indication of <A HREF="http://www.nbc.com/">NBC</A>'s performance in Sydney, the best the network can hope for in the race for viewers is a bronze medal. The network's carefully orchestrated tape-delayed broadcasts aren't pulling in sports fans the way live action from Atlanta did in 1996. Even the Barcelona games in 1992 attracted more viewers, according to polls conducted during the first week of the Sydney Games.

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SV Staff Posted: Jun 23, 2008 0 comments
Dr. Evil had it right. One billion dollars is a lot of money. Apparently, it's also the lucky number that Hollywood execs are looking for to call Blu-ray a success. They believe they'll hit that number, and are aiming for $2.5 billion at the end...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 21, 2009 0 comments
On the heels of a rumored confirmed price hike for Sirius XM, it looks like Pandora is also looking for a new revenue stream.  Pandora is the online personal radio station - it plays only songs it's Music Genome Project determines you...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 06, 2009 0 comments
 Those of you who watched last night's hilarious episode of 30 Rock know that the gang learned some very valuable lessons from the 1987 John Lithgow classic, Harry and the Hendersons. That show is used pretty regularly for product...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 06, 2007 0 comments
So says the headline of a press release we received about the first annual High-Def Disc Awards, presented primarily by the weekly B2B trade publication Home Media Magazine. Specifically, 300 won two different awards for its two different...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 09, 2009 0 comments
Indie filmmaking is becoming more and more high-tech. This is evidenced in April Showers, one of the very first feature-length motion pictures to be filmed entirely in 4K digital photography. April Showers is a account of a school shooting,...
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Barry Willis Posted: Jan 23, 2000 0 comments

What's a tag line worth? Try five million bucks. That's the price <A HREF="http://www.lagroupinc.com/">LA Group, Inc.</A>, paid in mid-January for "As Seen On TV," one of the oldest phrases in the marketing lexicon. The domain name <A HREF="http://www.AsSeenOnTV.com/">www.AsSeenOnTV.com</A> will be used for a portal site for customers looking for products they have seen&mdash;that's right&mdash;on TV.

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SV Staff Posted: Apr 26, 2010 0 comments
DRM measures may be preventing some Avatar DVDs from playing on Blu-ray players, according to The Consumerist. Based on first-hand consumer reports on Amazon.com, several DVD players simply aren't playing Avatar correctly. Users have noted...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 06, 2007 0 comments
Perhaps you noticed the phrase that has been touting, among other things, the Neil Young Archives/Performance Series: "Because Sound Matters." It refers to the fact that each CD+DVD title includes 96-kHz/24-bit "high-resolution...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 19, 2009 0 comments
2K Games has just unveiled the contents of its upcoming Bioshock 2 Special Edition release, and it has something for the audiophiles. Along with a soundtrack CD, 3 posters, and an art book, it comes with the orchestral score of the original Bioshock...
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Posted: May 20, 2001 0 comments

If there's no computer in your entertainment system&mdash;or no entertainment in your computer&mdash;there probably will be soon.<A HREF="http://www.ti.com"> Texas Instruments</A> has announced two new digital-to-analog converters (DACs) that accept and output all available video and PC graphics formats&mdash;including HDTV signals. The new chips may make "all-formats video" economically viable for many manufacturers.

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